Friday, July 29, 2011

Easy Egg Free Cake Recipe


Easy Egg Free Cake Recipe
Three years ago my daughter was diagnosed as being highly allergic to eggs. A 5 on the test means you are allergic and she scored a 28! Needless to say overnight our family's diet had to change. It really wasn't that hard except when it came to sweets. It was so hard to tell her she couldn't eat cake, some ice cream or cookies at her friend's birthday parties. I learned a great trick to be able to make Audrey cakes and cupcakes without the egg!

Take 1 store bought cake mix and add one canned soda, mix together, pour into pans and bake as directed. That's it! It's so easy and it even removes all the fat that eggs and oil add in. No one could tell the difference and even complimented how light and fluffy they were. Most importantly Audrey didn't notice and that made me so happy. I have even made cupcakes and cake pops with this same method. For a white or vanilla cake use Sprite and for Chocolate use Coke, diet or regular, it does not matter.

Hopefully this helps some of you who have children with food allergies. It can be so hard and no parent wants to tell their child they can't partake in birthday traditions like CAKE! I've even found a wonderful sugar cookie and royal icing recipe that are dairy and egg free as well!

ALSO today is the last day to enter our giveaway hosted by A to Zebra Celebrations! You can win a $75 gift certificate for anything on the website!

Here's how to enter giveaway:

1. Go to Magnolia CreativeCo. and and then post on the A to Zebra blog what you would use your gift certificate for.

Additional entries:
2. Become a Facebook fan of Magnolia CreativeCo, HERE Feel free to post on their wall A to Zebra Celebrations sent you :)
3. Follow their blog Magnolia Creative.Co, HERE
4. Become a Facebook fan of A To Zebra Celebrations, HERE
5. Share this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter and leave a link

Total up to 5 entries per person
Giveaway will be open until Friday, July 29th at midnight
Winner will be selected through random.org and announced on Saturday, July 30th



Good luck and have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Giveaway ending soon! Enter today.

Tomorrow is the last day to enter our giveaway hosted by A to Zebra Celebrations. You can win a $75 gift certificate to MagnoliaCreativeCo.com store to use on ANYTHING. There are a bunch of new invitations and printable designs. Also with school right around the corner you can stock up on teacher gifts like our personalized travel mugs, a personal favorite of mine! Share the giveaway with your friends for EXTRA entries too!



Here's how to enter giveaway:

1. Go to the Magnolia website. and tell post on the A to Zebra Celebrations blog what you would use your gift certificate for.

Additional entries:

2. Become a Facebook fan of Magnolia Creative Co., HERE Feel free to post on their wall A to Zebra Celebrations sent you :)

3. Follow the Magnolia Creative Co. blog HERE

4. Become a Facebook fan of A To Zebra Celebrations, HERE

5. Share this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter and leave a link


Total up to 5 entries per person
Giveaway will be open until Friday, July 29th at midnight
Winner will be selected through random.org and announced on Saturday, July 30th



Good luck everyone!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Zebra and Zinnia Party on Hostess with the Mostess


I am thrilled to have the Zebra and Zinnia party I styled with Her Royal Heinous featured on Hostess with the Mostess yesterday. 

To celebrate all Zebra and Zinnia products on the website 
are ON SALE through the end of the week!


The inspiration for this party came from a fabric remnant I found at Hobby Lobby. I loved the bright green color and it was enough to make a tablecloth for a small table in my daughter’s room. The hydrangeas were in full bloom at my house and we were dying to use them as a backdrop. Amelia from Her Royal Heinous came up with the Zinnia aspect, and the Zebra and Zinnias collection/party was born!

I designed the entire collateral collection which includes the invitation and matching address label, party circles, hat, table tents, banners, straw slip ons, cupcake wrappers, etc. Everything is pink, green and white with a great summer feel and embellished with pearls for a ‘lady like’ touch.
 




We served pink lemonade with lemons and limes, sugar cookies and rice krispy treats decorated with royal icing flowers purchased from Mochasof, chocolate, key lime and berry cupcakes from Target and Little Debbie tulip cakes placed on candy sticks. The main cake was vanilla and decorated with wafer thin pink and green butterflies purchased from Modern Luxe Events. I made the cake because my daughter is allergic to egg, which makes it difficult to purchase sweets from bakeries and stores. To make an egg free cake I simply use store bought cake mix and a sprite for white and vanilla cakes or a coke for chocolate cakes. Yes it's that easy - just the dry mix and 1 can drink, stir and bake according to the package. It works great for cupcakes too! Using the butterflies and flowers is the perfect example of how you can easily dress up a home made or store bought cake into a party perfect show piece.





 
Each child received their own personalized melamine dinner plate that served as a place card. The plate also matched the name card on the back of the child’s chair. The wooden flatware was purchased from Shop Sweet Lulu and was wrapped in a pink napkin and sealed with a pearl embellished napkin ring. Placed on every chair was a party hat and a favor bag filled with strawberry woppers. Each child also received a small ‘grow your own zinnia kit’ in pink, of course.


 
Even in the Louisiana heat the choice of sweets held up and the girls had a great time!
*****
VENDOR CREDITS: 
– Party Styling & Photography: 
Amelia Chandler of  Her Royal Heinous
– Invitations, Melamine Plates & Other Party Collateral:
 Magnolia Creative Co.
– Wafer Butterflies on Cake: 
Modern Luxe Events
– Royal Icing Flowers: Mochasof
– Party Treats: Home-made, 
Target & Kroger
– Table Cloth Fabric & Trim: 
Hobby Lobby & Fabulous Fabrics
– Wooden Flatware: 
Shop Sweet Lulu

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

{NEW} Back to School Printable Collection


BACK TO SCHOOL PRINTABLES
School is just around the corner. This new back to school printable collection is sure to add that extra touch to teacher gifts, snacks, books and banners. The printable collection includes:

• 2 inch Party Circles (4 designs)
• Cupcake Wrappers (3 designs)
• 4 inch Goodie Bag Toppers
• Favor Tags
• Table Tents/Labels (2 designs)
• Alphabet Banner (for making banners)
• Mini Folded Notecards (3 designs)
• Bookplates
• Pattern Sheets




Our personalized Teacher travel mugs make perfect back to shoal gifts and are on sale 
through September 15. Get yours for only $20 and every order, no matter how much 
you order - shipping is only $5!


Monday, July 25, 2011

A to Zebra Celebrations Giveaway!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I sure did. My husband and I became godparents to one of our best friends son. It was a very special event and a true honor. We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing by the pool and just trying to stay cool in this crazy Louisiana heat!

This week we're doing a giveaway with A to Zebra Celebrations for a chance to win $75 gift certificate to MagnoliaCreativeCo.com.



Here's how to enter giveaway:

1. Go to the Magnolia website. and tell post on the A to Zebra Celebrations blog what you would use your gift certificate for.

Additional entries:

2. Become a Facebook fan of Magnolia Creative Co., HERE Feel free to post on their wall A to Zebra Celebrations sent you :)

3. Follow the Magnolia Creative Co. blog HERE

4. Become a Facebook fan of A To Zebra Celebrations, HERE

5. Share this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter and leave a link


Total up to 5 entries per person
Giveaway will be open until Friday, July 29th at midnight
Winner will be selected through random.org and announced on Saturday, July 30th



Good luck everyone!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New store design = shopping discount!


I LOVE the new website design and I hope you do to! Amy Sheppard from Coffee, Crafts and Cupcakes created it and I just couldn't be happier! 

To celebrate the new shop I'm offering 10% off every order now through the end of August! 
Use code NEWSTORE at checkout and also every order gets $5 shipping no 
matter what or how much you order!

New products are being added every day and remember if you don't see what you need custom orders are always welcome! Happy shopping everyone :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Congrats to the WINNER of our Pennant Giveaway hosted by the wonderful CupcakeMag I Sprinkles and worth over $345 from several fabulous vendors including Two Sugar BabiesThe Bakers ConfectionMimosa by MeLori Savage Custom Designs and Magpie and Cake


The winner was #100! 

Email us: cupcakemag@gmail.com + check your email too to claim your prizes

The winner will receive:

PERSONALIZED Pennant Collection Party Pack AND a PERSONALIZED Pennant Ceramic OR Melamine Plate from Magnolia Creative Co:
The 
Party Pack includes:
24 printed
 invitations with white envelopes and matching address labels
1 "Happy Birthday" banner with name
12 cupcake toppers
3 Large party circles (4 inch)
12 paper cups and plates with labels
12 plastic ware settings rolled with napkin rings
10 table tent cards
10 cello bags and toppers
10 favor tags 


Fondant Cake Bunting from TWO SUGAR BABIES
Perfect for a Birthday, Baby Shower, or many other events, these cake decorations are the perfect accessories to dress up your store bought or homemade cake and take it to the next level!

OR 

12 Pennant Initial Fondant Cupcake Toppers




























Rainbow Cupcake Liners and Paper Straws
from THE BAKERS CONFECTION
Your package will contain:
Girls Rainbow Assorted Cupcake liners - 60 count
10 solid pink
10 orange dot
10 solid yellow
10 lime dot
10 jade green solid
10 purple dotAND

Pastel Rainbow Paper Straw Five Color Combo - 30 count
6 raspberry pink stripe
6 orange stripe
6 yellow stripe
6 kiwi green stripe
6 aqua stripe

Bunting Flag Necklace by MIMOSA BY ME
Wear your springtime celebration this season with this pastel bunting flag necklace! Each "flag" is hand cut ceramic, hand painted and kiln fired. They are linked together and attached to antiqued silver plated steel.


Personalized Pennant Banner or a $30 shop gift certificate by 
LORI SAVAGE CUSTOM DESIGNS
You pick the colors and your name. Pennants are 8 inches by 8 inches. 


Oilcloth Banner from MAGPIE AND CAKE
These oilcloth banners are perfect for your outdoor party. Use them to brighten up an old barn, patio, balcony, stair railing, a sun-room, or porch. Each one is double-sided so they'll look good from any angle. Because they are water resistant, they are great for outdoor entertaining and can withstand a little water, wind, and sunshine. So add a little fun to your summer! Length is approx 10 ft and number of flags/pennants is 11. Flags are cut 8 1/2" long and 7 inches wide. Buy multiple banners for longer distances.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Last Day for the Pennant Giveaway!

Today is the LAST DAY to enter our Pennant Giveaway hosted by the wonderful CupcakeMag I Sprinkles and worth over $345 from several fabulous vendors including Two Sugar BabiesThe Bakers ConfectionMimosa by MeLori Savage Custom Designs and Magpie and Cake

The winner will receive:

PERSONALIZED Pennant Collection Party Pack AND a PERSONALIZED Pennant Ceramic OR Melamine Plate from Magnolia Creative Co:
The 
Party Pack includes:
24 printed
 invitations with white envelopes and matching address labels
1 "Happy Birthday" banner with name
12 cupcake toppers
3 Large party circles (4 inch)
12 paper cups and plates with labels
12 plastic ware settings rolled with napkin rings
10 table tent cards
10 cello bags and toppers
10 favor tags 


Fondant Cake Bunting from TWO SUGAR BABIES
Perfect for a Birthday, Baby Shower, or many other events, these cake decorations are the perfect accessories to dress up your store bought or homemade cake and take it to the next level!

OR 

12 Pennant Initial Fondant Cupcake Toppers




























Rainbow Cupcake Liners and Paper Straws
from THE BAKERS CONFECTION
Your package will contain:
Girls Rainbow Assorted Cupcake liners - 60 count
10 solid pink
10 orange dot
10 solid yellow
10 lime dot
10 jade green solid
10 purple dotAND

Pastel Rainbow Paper Straw Five Color Combo - 30 count
6 raspberry pink stripe
6 orange stripe
6 yellow stripe
6 kiwi green stripe
6 aqua stripe

Bunting Flag Necklace by MIMOSA BY ME
Wear your springtime celebration this season with this pastel bunting flag necklace! Each "flag" is hand cut ceramic, hand painted and kiln fired. They are linked together and attached to antiqued silver plated steel.


Personalized Pennant Banner or a $30 shop gift certificate by 
LORI SAVAGE CUSTOM DESIGNS
You pick the colors and your name. Pennants are 8 inches by 8 inches. 


Oilcloth Banner from MAGPIE AND CAKE
These oilcloth banners are perfect for your outdoor party. Use them to brighten up an old barn, patio, balcony, stair railing, a sun-room, or porch. Each one is double-sided so they'll look good from any angle. Because they are water resistant, they are great for outdoor entertaining and can withstand a little water, wind, and sunshine. So add a little fun to your summer! Length is approx 10 ft and number of flags/pennants is 11. Flags are cut 8 1/2" long and 7 inches wide. Buy multiple banners for longer distances.


Here's how to enter:
1. Like Magnolia Creative Co. on Facebook and follow our blogFeel free to say hi and  introduce yourself on the Facebook page too! Leave a comment on CupcakeMAG's blog telling us you did. 

AND FOR UP TO FIVE EXTRA ENTRIES

Like CupcakeMAG I SprinkesThe Bakers ConfectionMimosa By MeTwo Sugar Babies, and Lori Savage Custom Designs on Facebook. Leave a comment on this blog telling us you did!

The giveaway is open to people ages 18 years and older. Giveaway ends TODAY! A winner will be selected at random and announced on CupcakeMAG's blog so stay tuned!

Good luck!